Tag: children nature

For America’s Birthday, Take Your Party to a Park

Written by | July 3rd, 2013

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This Independence Day, our guest blogger reflects on how fortunate we are that so much of America has been preserved for our enjoyment and enlightenment.

Eating Local: A Lesson in Berry Picking

Written by | June 25th, 2013

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Strawberry season is the perfect time of year to educate your kids that our food is grown outside — it doesn’t magically appear on the table like a feast at Hogwarts (contrary to what some may think!).

Lessons from The Lorax

Written by | March 15th, 2012

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A trip to the screening of The Lorax teaches our global climate program director’s two daughters how nature makes their lives better.

The Lorax: Planting the Seed of Conservation

Written by | March 1st, 2012

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Did your love of nature spring from the stump of a truffula tree? One Nature Conservancy employee shares the books — and family members — that introduced him to a career in conservation.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, February 13

Written by | February 13th, 2012

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This gorilla could be the next Picasso.

  1. Art by Animals exhibit features artwork from gorillas, elephants and more. (Wired Science)
  2. Study finds nature is missing from children’s books. (TreeHugger)
  3. Asian carp: if you can’t beat ‘em, shoot ‘em. (The Columbus Dispatch)
  4. Finally, fuel removal begins at the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck. (Washington Post)
  5. Urban farming goes vertical. (CleanTechnica)

Nature Brains: How Can You Get Your Kids Back to Nature?

Written by | May 3rd, 2011

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Mentors who can guide them through the outdoors are key, says a new Conservancy study. Learn more about what you can do for the kids you know.

Why Do We Fall in Love with Nature? And Does It Mean Conservation is in Trouble?

Written by | October 7th, 2009

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I have made a habit of asking ardent supporters of conservation — from members of The Nature Conservancy’s board of directors to the volunteer docents at a neighborhood nature reserve — why they care about conservation. The answer, almost inevitably, is some memorable or inspiring experience in nature. So what will happen if future generations […]

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